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Chronic Bronchitis

I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis many years ago. I’ve had a recent flare where I ended up in the ER. They have much better medication than I have at home. I’m 72 years old. So I’m sure it will get worse as I age. I’m not on oxygen. I have 2 inhalers. And a nebulizer. Thank y’all for accepting me in this group 😊

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  • melaniem moderator
    1 month ago

    Thank you for sharing with us Tonnie Pell- and thanks for being in our group, we are glad to have you here! ~Melanie Merritt ( team member)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi tonnie.pell.94 and thanks for your post. I see my colleague, Lyn, has replied to you. I would echo all she said – sometimes speaking directly with your doctor about your concerns with medication, will help you to treat yourself even better at home, when possible.
    We are pleased to have you here in our online community. Please know you are always welcome here.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • tonnie.pell.94 author
    2 months ago

    I have chronic anxiety with panic disorder. Most medications for my Chronic bronchitis causes anxiety. So it’s really difficult to treat. I’ve had several inhalers. The only one that doesn’t cause anxiety is Atrovent. I mix it with Albuterol. Half and half in my nebulizer. Sometimes I can’t walk with out holding on to something because I’m not getting enough oxygen. That’s when I usually end up in the ER

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    2 months ago

    Welcome tonnie.pell.94! I’m sorry to hear about about your recent exacerbation that had you in the ER. I agree, we do have pretty good medications in the hospital, but since you have a nebulizer at home, try speaking to your doctor about the different options available to you for home use. It’s possible that there are medications you could use at home that are similiar if not the same as what’s used in the hospital. That may really benefit you.
    Take care and I hope you feel better soon.
    Best, Lyn (site moderator)

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